Tuesday, September 16, 2008

LIFE Matters

He who lets another sin & holds his peace is a manslayer.
~ Thomas Watson

When innocent people are targeted & ruthlessly attacked by family members & accomplices from other tribes, we call it genocide. Abortion does just that. Educate yourself about abortion. (Go to www.abort73.org for starters & see my list below (*)to create a library of resources about the murder of babies in the womb) Find the killing places in your community & make a holy committment to spend a few hours of your time outside them every single week. Greet the women. Tell them what God says about the shedding of innocent blood. Offer your help & support to the aborting moms. Speak up & speak against abortion of babies through all nine months of pregnancy. Do everything in your power to tell the truth about the American holocaust. Share the Law of God & the gospel of salvation through repentance & faith with everyone one you know. And shout aloud, in defense of the little children all around you with your VOTE. Vote AGAINST Barak Obama.

Deliver those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back.
If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul?
And will He not render to man according to his work?
Proverbs 24: 11,12

We are the only people who can reach the generation of our time for life & eternity.

Patte Smith
Sanctuary Ministries

* EDUCATE YOURSELF & OTHERS. Gather these audio/visual materials & invite others to watch them with you.
Watch & share these videos describing abortion techniques:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBOAPleF1t0 early suction abortions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us_y9GP_-DA&feature=PlayList&p=1D719AEF8790CA52&index=0 later dismemberment abortions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDpcj1DUcTw&feature=PlayList&p=1D719AEF8790CA52&index=2 induction of labor abortions
Choice Blues: http://abortionno.org/Store/CBDVD.html
Biology of Pre-Natal Development: http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/product/161/3068/123.html)
Video of abortion murder of Baby Rowan
(a boy who was born alive & left to die, which Obama supports! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z65F0z-UKmk):

McCain or Obama Would Have Significant Impact on Federal Judges, Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
September 12, 2008

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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The winner of the presidential election will have a chance to appoint not only one or more Supreme Court judges but will be able to markedly shift the judicial landscape nationwide. That's the result of a new study conducted by the Brookings Institution in Washington.

Brookings research director Benjamin Wittes points out that the Supreme Court is primed for a strong shift in the conservative or liberal direction.

The court is currently considered a tossup with four liberal and four conservative judges and Justice Anthony Kennedy a tossup. That's how it plays out on abortion with at least a 5-4 majority in favor of keeping Roe v. Wade and its opinion for unlimited abortions in place.

Because the pro-abortion judges are older and likely nearing death or retirement, the next president could determine whether abortion stays legal throughout pregnancy for another 35 years or if states can protect women and unborn children.

But the reach of a president goes beyond the nation's highest courts -- to appeals and district courts that decide the overwhelming number of cases.

"Collectively at the lower court level and individually at the Supreme Court level, those nominees do incrementally and sometimes quite dramatically affect the direction of the law," Wittes said.

Russell Wheeler, a visiting fellow at Brookings, examined the data on the lowers courts and showed how presidents can change the tide of the direction of the courts.

During President Clinton's two terms, he was able to change the number of Republican appointees during the Reagan and Bush terms from 64 percent in 1993 to 41 percent in 2001 while the number of Democratic judges increased from 21 percent to 44 percent. (The rest of the judgeships were vacant.)

In his eight years as president, Bush has been able to move those numbers back to a 56-36 percent split in favor of Republican judges.

Looking ahead, Wheeler said McCain could shift the judicial percentages in favor of pro-life advocates.

"Overall, McCain would be able to increase the number of Republican appointees up to 74 percent - a very strong majority," he said.

Under Obama, the number of Democratic judges could conceivably go to 58 percent and the Supreme Court could have a roster of young abortion advocates ready to keep unlimited abortions in place for decades.

A McCain victory could put a GOP majority in place in all 13 of the federal appeals courts, which frequently decide the outcome of state laws that limit abortions. An Obama win could leave Democratic majorities in place in eight of the circuits.

"Aside from the Supreme Court, you could say this election could make a difference in terms of the composition of the courts of appeals measured by judges appointed by president of the two different parties," Wheeler said.

Obama has already promised a pro-abortion litmus test for judges while McCain has said he will appoint judges who will not make up the law from the bench.

Are you good enough or are you a lost cause?

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September 2008, Update

I proclaim the Name of the Lord:
Ascribe greatness to our God.
He is the Rock, His work is perfect;
For all His ways are justice,
A God of truth & without injustice ...
Deuteronomy 32: 3,4

Dear Gospel Co-Laborers,
I've attached an update from a precious family who have been faithfully witnessing on Friday nights at the bar scene in Orlando. We believe that Jesus is doing a powerful work in & through these dear brothers & sisters. I have no doubt that the gospel seeds that are planted by their humble witness plows up the fallow ground of many sexually immoral, abortion-vulnerable hearts. Babies are saved when they preach & witness, either right then & there, or because the men & women are prepared to receive our holy plea when they arrive at the killing place.

I hope that if you plan to witness with us tomorrow morning that you are able to arrive early. The fields are white to harvest but the laborers are few, (& they like to sleep in.) Gina is keeping the dear little son of one of the mothers she has been faithfully loving for the past year. With the support of Gina, Giovanni's mommy placed her baby for adoption with a wonderful couple. Little Giovanni is staying overnight with Gina tonight : ) This means that Gina may not make it to the clinic so please pray that Jesus sends a Spanish-speaking Christian to us by 8:15 am.

I am very sorry that I have not been keeping you informed about our missionary times lately. One of the reasons that I have not been writing is because SO MUCH has been happening that I simply do not know where to begin (or end!) Christ has blessed us with an incredible array of divine appointments in the past several weeks. We were humbled to be used by our great God & Savior to help two Haitian couples; Denise & Pierre & Phoebe & Wally, turn from the sin of murder this past Tuesday & Wednesday. We have evidence that other couples left without killing their babies as well. Praise be to the Lord of All! Please pray that we are doing what we should to love & serve our glorious King & those who are perishing.

May I humbly ask that each of you seek the Lord to give you a heart that burns for Him & for this holy gospel mission? Will you please seek the fire of the Holy Spirit & ask for a renewed zeal & committment to be with us each & every week? I ask that you consider making it a priority to arrive earlier & that you have all of your ministry materials in your hand as soon as you get out of your car. Scott & I are convinced that if everyone was on time Christ would allow our ministy time to be even more fruitful. May I recommend that you follow a few simple steps that have really benefitted me over my 16 years of street witnessing?
1.Prepare & organize yourself the night before by doing the following:
a. Pray
b. Scripture reading to have a timely word to share with the aborting women & their companions (& don't forget the clinic workers)
c. Be sure that you have 5 Ministry packets in English & 2 in Spanish. Put them in the car the night before.
d. Get a good night's rest. (At least 8 hours.)
e. Pray & read the Word (even if it is only for 15 minutes) before you leave for the clinic.

A question for all of you. So many times lately there have been aborting women & men there already at 8:15am. I'd like to ask whether y'all think that we should make our arrival time at 8am instead of 8:15, in order to enjoy the most possible time to plead with the couples who are murdering the little ones? Even if everything was quiet on the battle front, we surely could use the time to gather ourselves & ask the Lord's blessing on our humble efforts for His glory. Are you willing to make the committment to arrive at 8am on our ministry days?

Man all battle-stations. Scott suggested that we put together a battle-station assignment sheet so that everyone would know where to go & what to do in all the ministry stations at Orlando Women's Center. I think that's a GREAT idea & we will be working on this in the week ahead. This is going to be a real benefit in getting everyone into position upon arrival so that we won't be doing any lolly-gagging, but rather redeem the time make use of every moment of missionary opportunities.

...the Lord appointed seventy others whom He sent ahead of Him in pairs
to every town and place He intended to visit.
He said to them, "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the Master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.
Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.
... and greet no man along the way.
Luke 10:1-4

The New American Bible study notes on the Master's admonition to "greet no man along the way" explains: Greet no one along the way: because of the urgency of the mission and the singlemindedness required of missionaries ... even customary greetings should not distract from the fulfillment of the task. The Geneva Study Bible notes: This is usual among the Hebrews when they command a thing to be done speedily without delay, as is found in 2Ki 4:29; for in any other case courteous and gentle salutations are matters of Christian duty. Wesley notes: these had so much work to do in so short a space, that they had not a moment to spare. Now listen to our dear brother Matthew Henry's in excerpts from his commentary on this Great Commission verse:
They must not encumber themselves ...but depend upon God and their friends to provide what was convenient for them: " ...(as before to the twelve, ch. 9:3); and salute no man by the way." This command Elisha gave to his servant, when he sent him to see the Shunamite's dead child, 2 Ki. 4:29. Not that Christ would have his ministers to be rude, morose, and unmannerly; but,

(1.) They must go as men in haste, that had their particular places assigned them, where they must deliver their message, and in their way directly to those places must not hinder or retard themselves with needless ceremonies or compliments.

(2.) They must go as men of business, business that relates to another world, which they must be intent in, and intent upon, and therefore must not entangle themselves with conversation about secular affairs. Minister verbi est; hoc age-You are a minister of the word; attend to your office.

(3.) They must go as serious men, and men in sorrow. It was the custom of mourners, during the first seven days of their mourning, not to salute any, Job 2:13. Christ was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and it was fit that by this and other signs his messengers should resemble him, and likewise show themselves affected with the calamities of mankind which they came to relieve, and touched with a feeling of them.

In light of the wise advice & admonition of our all-wise Savior as He sends us, His disciples, out to street preach, let us seek to be single-minded & avoid unnecessary chatting and get right to our holy ground spots & make all haste to settle in to the task at hand, that of seeking & saving the lost! If you do not have ministry materials at home, you will find them in our ministry basket. But, be encouraged to ask me for your own stash of minisry materials so that you are not scurrying to try & find what you need after you have arrived at the clinic sidewalk. (Sometimes I am already involved in witnessing to someone & have not been able to even get my basket out of my car, which might be locked!) With your ministry materials in hand & a song of glad-hearted trust for Christ in your heart, get right to an open spot & boldly greet & engage all of the lost as soon a you arrive. Because when our Lord Jesus commanded us: 'Follow Me & I will make you fishers of men' ...

It is not 'Follow Me, because of what you are already.'
It is not 'Follow Me, because you may make something of yourselves;'
but 'Follow Me, because of what I will make of you.'
~ Charles Spurgeon

Amen? Amen!

Together for Life & Eternity,
Patte & Scott Smith
Sanctuary Ministries

He who lets another sin & holds his peace is a manslayer.
~ Thomas Watson

From: "home"
Date: September 12, 2008 10:08:46 AM EDT
Subject: Planting seeds - downtown Orlando

Hello fellow laborers and servants of Jesus Christ,

Another week of work, prayer, and other big events in our coutry. Our country is in such need of revival or even a reformation? Thank you for praying for God to help us, Americans, again start relearning to walk in and embrace the fear of the Lord.

This past weekend we went to the streets of downtown again! Everywhere we go, we see there are many lost, wandering, rebellious, sheep in this country, needing a shepherd, or even a seed-planter. Thank you for your prayers! God blessed it with great conversations, and fellowship with local soul-winners. We were grateful to have 4 brothers from Tampa join us, as well as Deanna and her friend, Stephanie. There were plenty of neat stories, and seeds planted. One day, we will get to hear the rest of the stories, and that will be exciting to hear what God did with a faithfully planted seed. Below, Madre (Barbara) shares some of the stories, and people to pray for.

(Update from Barbara)
This week was very interesting with all the special people who joined us. We encouraged each other with stories and talked ideas about how to do more difficult places to evangelize as we ate at Chic-Fil-A together - what a time of fellowship! Then we went to the top floor of the parking garage to pray. Oh to be able to remember those prayers - each one giving their petitions to God about this very hardened are of Orlando. Then we hit the streets to go share with whomever God opened the door for. Several of us stayed at our home corner to street preach, and others of us went out to pass out tracts and share one to one. Steven, Ristela, and I (Barbara) went walking and talked wtih several people. We saw Dina and in our hearts cried because she seems to have decided for now to be part of the bar world because she doesn't see how she could earn a living and support her 3 children by herself. But it did encourage us that she was so glad to see us and how she points out the fact that she looks for us each week. She said, "I saw your husband over there on the corner, so I wondered if your whole family was here. "Some of the group from Ybor City talked with her early in the night, which is so exciting to hear, but she needs to decide to turn to God. Please keep praying for her.

We got to talk to Rich, a homeless man, and he has heard about God, but really didn't think that he had sinned. (He hasn't really stolen, or lied or...) So I asked him when he stands before God one day what will he tell Him as to why he should get into Heaven. He said, Well, I haven't been a really bad person, and I've tried to help others and so on... I told him that all of us will face God one day either to be accepted into Heaven and give an account for the way we live and served God or to be judged for our sins (The things we have done wrong) and then sent to live eternally in hell away from God. I told Him that God will judge us by the 10 commandments, and if we all really look at those commandments, we would see that we all have broken them. God even says in the Bible that all have sinned and come short of God's glory. That is why jesus came to die not for anything He did wrong but to pay for our sins. He said, Well, I believe in Jesus. I said, Well the devil also believes in jesus, but do you think he will be in Heaven one day.

He said no! I said why not? He said "I don't know" I told him Satan was created by God as a perfect being, but Satan decided in pride "I can be like God', and he turned from following God to wanting to be god himself. Each of us gets to make that decision also either to follow God and repent and actually turn from our sin and ask God to forgive us or choose to keep getting drunk or lie or whatever other sins we want to do and then one day pay for those sins ourself, because we chose not to follow God. He said Well I'd like to think about what you said, so I gave him a few extra tracts to read and told him to keep reading his Bible. I told him he needs to choose Jesus to pay for his sins and get involved in a church to be in fellowship with others so he can have believers to encourage and challenge him.

Then John, Ristela and I tried to pass out tracts to the firefighters, but most of them were not interested. One told me if I donate to 'Jerry's Kids', then he'd take a tract and even go to the website and get the book and read it (Mark Cahill's 'One Heartbeat Away'). So I gave a dollar donation and he took the tract. John dropped a 'Million Dollar Bill' tract in one of the boots, which caught their interest too. Please pray for our police and firemen; they are constantly bombarded with sinful situations and also harsh, rebellious people, so they too get weary and even give into those things and choose to live badly. They try to protect other people and in the process are treated badly, and can't see God in all that.

>>>Just wanted to say thank you for all of the wives that stay at home and care for the little ones and pray for us as we go out. We chatted with Bobby from YWAM and his wife is expecting their third child and has been really sick and wanted to come down but couldn't. Thank you every one of you so much for praying for all of us as we go into the battle zone and God sees your hearts and He has special blessings for you, for watching the home front while your husbands are out spreading the gospel. And I have found through the years, as I've gotten older, that I get to be a mom figure in a lot of places I go weekly. I chat with cashiers about their lives and get to weave the gospel into the talk and give them a tract and tell them to visit the website www.WayoftheMaster.com and some even want to hear about where we went soul-winning.

A funny story; I've been slowly chatting wtih Alma, a cashier at Publix the past weeks (she's Catholic), and Vicinte, a new bagger was helping us, and he is a Christian, I've chatted with him a few weeks. Well, I was telling Vicinte that we were going downtown Orlando Friday night with a group from Ybor City. Alma was very surprised and said, "What are you going downtown Orlando today for? Are you going to sing?" I said, "No, we're going downtown to pass out Gospel tracts and street preach." She was so relieved and said, "Oh, well that souds like fun; you have a great time with the group from Ybor City."

It's so funny how people watch each of us and when they hear that we might be going a direction which does not match up with what they throught about us, how they want to warn us and talk us out of it. It's fun to get into people's worlds and even treat them like family. What a way to plant seeds of the gospel and how much God loves each of them.


We are expecting to be on the streets of downtown Orlando tonight.
Thank you to each of you for your prayers. Keep planting seeds.

Fellow laborers in His harvest,
David, Barbara, Steven, and Paul

Deliver those who are being taken away to death,
And those who are staggering to slaughter,
Oh hold them back.

Proverbs 24:11-12

In the article pasted below you will read that 66 infants were reported to have survived labor and delivery abortion in the UK in one year. Abortionists can murder the infants by lethal injection before inducing labor or cutting the child in pieces. The reason that 16 of these infants were not injected to kill them beforehand? Lethal injection had not been given in the 16 abortions over 22 weeks' gestation because the abortionists stated that the death of the infant was "inevitable". Oh, really? Than how come these infants are surviving abortion?

The 16 babies who were over 22 weeks gestation survived between one minute and four-and-a-half hours - half of the infants lived for just over an hour.

The remaining 50 babies who were born alive from abortion were under 22 weeks' gestation. Half of those infants survived for longer than 55 minutes, with one breathing unaided for ten hours.

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 82:3

If 66 infants are born alive from later term abortions in the UK, with a population of just over 60 million, one is able to reasonably estimate how many infants are born alive from abortion here in the USA, with our population of over 300 million. With five times the population of the UK, we must admit that at least 330 infants are born alive from abortion each year in America. Many of those babies who are born alive suffer and die in the toilets of Orlando.

This should give you a clear picture of what happens each & every week at Orlando Women's Center (www.womenscenter.com) , where mothers have been arriving to have their babies murdered through all nine months of pregnancy since 1996. Abortionist & OWC owner James 'Scottie' Pendergraft advertised abortions up to 28 weeks in his yellow page ads & online for many years. I have personally met a couple at OWC who flew in for an abortion from Texas. The father of the child admitted that their son was 30 weeks gestation. Having come under scrutiny of Christians & the state of Florida, OWC has taken to state that they do not perform third trimester abortions (25-40 weeks gestation). The only way anyone is ever going to know whether they actually have stopped killing babies up to the due date is if Christians are willing to be there when the abortions are taking place and ask questions. Please take the time to read Lynn Vincent's shocking article: http://www.worldmag.com/articles/10673. Here is an excerpt:

... a former medical assistant who had been in training to do Labor & Delivery abortions at Dr. Pendergraft's Hyde Park clinic. "When I was in training to do second trimester abortions, I was told that we would have [women] deliver into the toilet so that if the baby happens to be alive, that it drowns," said the former worker, who requested anonymity because she feared Dr. Pendergraft.

The medical assistant said she had never seen a baby born alive, but that co-workers at the clinic told her they had. "They would see them move or make a little sound, and other people would say that was involuntary. I didn't believe that and neither did they."

According to the medical assistant, all babies, dead or alive, were stuffed into red biohazard bags for later pickup by a medical waste service. She herself had delivered women with no doctor present, and disposed of babies' bodies that way. She added that no doctor was present during most deliveries, leaving medical assistants, and often unlicensed workers to care for patients. When she worked for Dr. Pendergraft, she said, she was one of two licensed workers among 10 on staff.

Florida's AHCA has uncovered late-term abortion problems with the clinic before. In a 2003 survey it said in 11 out of 11 third-trimester abortions sampled, the facility failed to have two physicians certify "to a reasonable degree of medical probability" that the abortions were necessary to save the life or preserve the health of the woman as required by Florida law. AHCA allowed the clinic to amend its records to "correct" the discrepancies.

During one incident, the medical assistant said, she delivered a 28-week-old baby dead while Dr. Pendergraft was out having lunch. "When I turned it over [on its side], the baby's hands went together like it was praying. . . . I was waiting for it to scream. . . . It looked so much like a living baby." That, she says, is when she decided she couldn't work there anymore.

Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 31:8 & 9

None of this should be a suprise to concerned Christians. We should all know about Baby Rowan: http://www.new.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=20319588461&oid=19535165889

Baby Rowan's murder has been made into a film: http://www.22weeksthemovie.com, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8RK312hKyA

We should all know about Baby Shanice: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/jul/06073103.html,


http://www.verumserum.com/?p=1740, http://www.worldmag.com/articles/12165

Love the dear litle ones as we love ourselves (James 2:8)

Do our very best to hold the babies back from slaughter (Pr 24:11-12)

Protect the infants and defend their cause (Ps 82:3-4)

Speak up for the tiny children who cannot speak for themselves (Prov 31:8-9)

Seek justice on behalf of the suffering orphans (Is 1:16-17)

Isn't it time that we were all willing to do something to intervene for these helpless, defenseless, voiceless little babies? Isn't it time we rise up, with a loud voice to obey the command of the Lord to in His Holy Word:

Love the dear litle ones as we love ourselves (James 2:8)

Do our very best to hold the babies back from slaughter (Pr 24:11-12)

Protect the infants and defend their cause (Ps 82:3-4)

Speak up for the tiny children who cannot speak for themselves (Prov 31:8-9)

Seek justice on behalf of the suffering orphans (Is 1:16-17)

Join us this week as we minister in Jesus' Name at Orlando Women's Center killing place Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Together for Life & Eternity,

Patte Smith

Sanctuary Ministries


66 babies in a year left to die after NHS abortions that go wrong

Last updated at 01:22am on 05.02.08
Botched abortions mean that scores of babies are being born alive and left to die, an official report has revealed.

A total of 66 infants survived NHS termination attempts in one year alone, it emerged.

Rather than dying at birth as was intended, they were able to breathe unaided. About half were alive for an hour, while one survived ten hours.

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A 3D scan of a foetus taken at 23 weeks by obstetrician Prof Stuart Campbell - terminations are legal until 24 weeks but some babies have continued breathing after being aborted

The figures are the first to give a national picture of the number of babies who survive abortion but are left to die.

Experts previously believed the phenomenon was limited to a handful of cases a year.

The babies were aborted using a drug to soften the cervix and induce labour. Once born no medical help is offered.

The statistics are contained in the small print of an official report by the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health, commissioned by the Government.

No data exists on aborted babies who survive into childhood and beyond but in rare cases this is known to have happened.

Experts last night revealed that the sheer number of abortion survivors means new guidance for doctors will be drawn up, telling them how to cope.

The findings also renewed calls for a lowering of the 24-week limit for "social" abortions, which end healthy pregnancies.

The report said the terminations were "predominantly on account of congenital anomalies", which may be life-threatening but which can also include problems such as cleft palate and club feet.

Obstetricians say this raises the possibility that at least some cases were social terminations, legal under the Abortion Act up to 24 weeks.

Doctors can also legally terminate a pregnancy up to birth if the baby is suffering serious deformities or the mother's life is at risk.

Guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommends babies over 22 weeks which survive abortion should have their hearts stopped by lethal injection but this can be a difficult procedure for doctors.

Professor Stuart Campbell, an eminent obstetrician whose 3D scan images of babies "walking in the womb" have fuelled the debate over late abortions, said: "It is a distressing situation when these babies are being born alive.

"Medical advances make it increasingly possible for even those born after just 22 weeks in the womb to survive.

"There is also concern that babies with problems such as cleft palate or club feet are being terminated because they are not "perfect".

"These deformities may be corrected during childhood."

The findings follow evidence to MPs this week that foetuses feel pain before 24 weeks.

The figures for the CEMACH 2007 Perinatal Mortality report, gathered from hospitals in England and Wales during 2005, reveal 16 babies who survived abortion were born after 22 weeks in the womb or later in the pregnancy.

The remaining 50 were under 22 weeks' gestation.

CEMACH chief executive Richard Congdon said lethal injection had not been given in the 16 abortions over 22 weeks' gestation because death was "inevitable".

The 16 survived between one minute and four-and-a-half hours - half lived for just over an hour.

The remaining 50 were under 22 weeks' gestation and half survived for longer than 55 minutes, with one breathing unaided for ten hours.

Latest Department of Health figures show that abortion is rising, with 193,700 terminations in 2006, and 2,948 carried out over 20 weeks.

The majority of these - 2,036 - were for major abnormalities.

The British Association of Perinatal Medicine said new guidelines were being drawn up to cover babies born alive after abortion.

Neonatologist Professor Neil Marlow, president of the association, said: "Parents may be told that the baby will not be viable but may still want to hold it until it dies, and this is probably what we are seeing in these statistics."

Julia Millington, of the Pro-Life Alliance, said: "The fact that babies are being aborted so late in pregnancy that they are capable of survival will make many support the notion that the upper time limit should be reduced."

Couple's despair after daughter survives abortion at five months

A baby born alive after a botched abortion at 21 weeks is among the worst cases reported in the UK.

The little girl, who had Down's Syndrome, lived for three hours after being delivered.

Her parents claim they were "coerced" into a termination by staff at Macclesfield District General Hospital.

They were later told that their baby had not "really" been alive, even though she was clearly breathing.

The couple, who do not wish to be named, already had a toddler, a teenager and a 12-year-old with learning difficulties and felt unable to cope with another special needs child.

The 44-year-old mother said: "If I had been given any idea that the baby would be born alive after an abortion I would never have gone through with it. They coerced me.

"I have seen how society treats children with disabilities and it frightened me to bring another special needs child into the world, but somehow we would have coped with it."

Two days before the abortion in March 2004, the woman was given tablets which she was told would kill the baby in the womb.

But to their distress the baby was still clearly moving.

They went back to hospital and were assured that the baby would die during labour.

Soon after birth, however, both parents saw it gasping for air.

Are you good enough or are you a lost cause?

Post Abortion Support: Menace to Society?

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men,
after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Colossians 2:8
Wesley's Notes

Through philosophy and empty deceit - That is, through the empty deceit of philosophy blended with Christianity. This the apostle condemns, Because it was empty and deceitful, promising happiness, but giving none. Because it was grounded, not on solid reason, but the traditions of men, Zeno, Epicurus, and the rest. And, Because it was so shallow and superficial, not advancing beyond the knowledge of sensible things; no, not beyond the first rudiments of them.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

"Their" boasted higher "philosophy" is but human tradition, and a cleaving to the carnal and worldly, and not to Christ.
Though acknowledging Christ nominally, in spirit they by their doctrine deny Him.

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

There is a philosophy which rightly exercises our reasonable faculties; a study of the works of God, which leads us to the knowledge of God, and confirms our faith in Him. But there is a philosophy which is vain and deceitful; and while it pleases men's fancies, hinders their faith:

Many Christians wonder why I am so adamantly in opposition to 'post-abortion support' & why I do not refer aborting moms for post-abortion counseling. (See http://sanctuaryministries.blogspot.com/2006/09/why-post-abortion-support-is.html)

In researching abortion online today I came across a chillingly evil website. As I read the woman-centered advice & counseling presented by this ungodly woman, I found it eerily similar to the 'counsel' & information on purportedly 'Christian' pro-life websites & found in their ministry materials. Please take a few minutes to read the counsel of a professing witch provides to women regarding PASS (Post-abortion syndrome) found at http://www.moondragon.org/obgyn/abortion/prostaglandin.html Moondragon Birthing Services & Dragon's Lair Pagan Parlor in Salem (aka Witch City), Massachusetts. The midwife is a practicing WITCH & states "I am proud to be a member of The B*I*T*C*H webring" Her home webpage features the following 'blessing':
Web Site Blessing
May the powers of The One,
The source of all creation;
May the Goddess, The Lady of the Moon;
And the God, Horned Hunter of the Sun;
May the Rulers of the Elemental Realms, Earth, Air, Fire and Water;
May the Powers of the Stars above and the Earth below,
Bless this web site, and this time, and I who am with You.
I ask for you to protect these pages,
And that no harm to those who visit here.
So mote it be.

Now, please read the following that was found on this practicing witch's website regarding post abortion syndrome & after you have read it, ask yourself: Does the following pagan information about post-abortive women & healing after abortion sound familiar to you?


The beginning resolution stage deals with dealing with what happened and dealing with choices made. At this stage, the woman has realized that she needs help resolving her feelings about the abortion, and has realized that her abortion has been causing problems for her. She now seeks out either a professional counselor, a psychiatrist or a woman's post-abortion support program. Sadness, fear, panic, and many of her PAS/PASS symptoms will still be with her, but hope may be dawning that she can finally find a way to deal with all this.


The forgiveness stage is finding out how to forgive yourself, how to forgive the people you are angry at, naming and asking your baby for forgiveness. As the woman begins therapy, or begins a post-abortion support group, she begins to deal with all her feelings and issues about the abortion. She examines what happened to her, how it affected her life, and works on finding forgiveness for herself and the others involved. Anxiety may return at this stage. PAS/PASS symptoms may still be occurring. The longer she has waited from procedure date to officially seeking help, the harder recovery can be. There can be a period of wanting to "withdraw" from all of it, and just try to go back to the way things were, and try to forget everything about the abortion. Healing, and all the things we must do and examine can be overwhelming, and retreat seems the better choice. Sometimes women do take "escape breaks" from healing. But usually Intrusion and PAS/PASS symptoms start again, and then they will return to the emotionally difficult task of healing.


The beginning peace stage is starting to feel resolved with your personal feelings and losses, getting through the majority of the grief stage. As woman continue with their healing efforts, a light begins to break through the clouds. She starts to actually feel better, some of the grief, guilt and depression starts to lift. She begins to feel better about herself, and her role in the abortion. She begins to feel peace with the situation. The loss of the potential baby is still painful, and upsetting, but it is not as devastating as it was before. Seeing pregnant women does not evoke the same anger and jealousy that it did before. Her anger towards others starts to lessen. She can begin to see a future, and reasons for living, and she can see a definite lessening of her PAS/PASS symptoms and triggers.


At this stage, women have totally forgiven themselves, the man involved and anyone else who they felt contributed to their abortion. They feel at peace with the loss of their potential child. They are able to listen to and discuss abortion issues without emotion taking over. Their PAS/PASS symptoms are gone, or are very mild. Their response to triggers is mild. They feel at peace with themselves, at peace about the abortion in general, and are functioning normally in their lives again. In any of the 9 stages, women can have a strengthening of their views about abortion, and can become strongly pro-choice, or strongly pro-life. Some women switch their view about abortion, after they have one themselves. Counselors have talked with women who were pro-life before their abortion, and became pro-choice after, and vice versa. During the more difficult stages, women can become very vocal about their particular preference in this area. Once a woman gets to Stage 9, however, if she has strong views about abortion, she discusses them in more gentle and subtle ways.

NOTE: This pro-abortion website even recommends: http://www.afterabortion.com/ (a pro-life/supposedly Christian-based ministry!) which shockingly states (emphasis & red-letter highlight are mine):
How you feel after an abortion should not be a 'political' or 'religious' issue - if you have a need for support, or emotional or physical problems, they should be treated just like the issues with any other medical procedure.

How sad & how tragic & how utterly shameful. Abortion is likened to 'any other medical procedure'? That is an outright lie! Abortion is overwhelmingly an unneccessary, elective, volitional act of violence against an innocent person. Abortion is trangression of God's Law. Abortion is sin! Although I have no doubt that many of those who subscribe to the humanistic/religious counseling methods MEAN well, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. May the Christian ministries who seek to do good put away their compromising message & pick up the Word of God, & the Law of God instead of the vanity of humanistic/woman-centered material that they are now using. John Newton (who wrote Amazing Grace) wisely noted:

"Ignorance of the nature and design of the Law is at the bottom of most religious mistakes."

Charles Spurgeon (referred to as the prince of preachers) said:

"The Law cuts into the core of the evil, it reveals the seat of the malady, and informs us that the leprosy lies deep within." & "They must be slain by the law before they can be made alive by the gospel."

The remarkable evangelist George Whitfield explained:
"First, then, before you can speak peace to your hearts, you must be made to see, made to feel, made to weep over, made to bewail, your actual transgressions against the Law of God."

Without realizing it, these well-meaning counselors are creating more & more post-abortive women who, when we meet them at the abortion clinic, are inoculated against the true gospel, which reveals that it is their sin nature (their deceitful heart) which is the heart of the matter. In the majority of cases for aborting women it is NOT their circumstances which are most to blame for the death of their infant, it is their own heart, which is desperately wicked & worships self & others. Abortion is willful violation of God's moral Law, which the Bibles declares is known to them through their conscience, having been impressed upon it by God Himself, leaving her without excuse for her sin of murdering her baby. Please consider reading the powerful & convicting book by Dr E.S. Williams which asks the important question in the title: What is going on in Christian Crisis Pregnancy Counseling? Another good resource for instruction in biblical counseling for women is called: Women Helping Women by Elyse Fitzpatrick.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner:
but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
II Timothy 1:7,8

Brethren, may we never forsake the truth of the Word of God & sacrifice it on the altar of man-centered, therapeutic, non-directive, non-judgmental counseling that plays into the sin nature rather than confronting & warning the sinner to genuine repentance. I highly recommend that you listen to listen to Ray Comfort's great teaching on biblical evangelism http://www.livingwaters.com/learn/hellsbestkeptsecret.htm & true & false conversion: http://www.livingwaters.com/learn/trueandfalse.htm Go to: http://www.calvarychapelfreegift.com/quotes.shtml & take time to read the powerful quotes from great men of God regarding the proper use of the Law (using the law lawfully) http://www.calvarychapelfreegift.com/quotes.shtml Share these resources with your local pregnancy centers & pass them along to your pastor so that he will be more biblical & faithful in his preaching.

If any of you has a desire to argue with me about these biblical assertions about the harm & shame done to the Name of Christ & to women & babies through the vast majority of modern post-abortion support counseling offered today, I beg you to seek the scriptures to see if what I have written be true. It is not so much what I say or what you say or what Dr so & so says, it is what God says that is the final authority. Let each of you be convinced in your own mind by the study of the Holy Bible. Jesus is often seen as the gentle teacher who never spoke of the seriousness of sin but only spoke of grace. May I humbly remind you that Christ is the One who said:
" except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Luke 13:3,5 (see also Matt 3:2; 4:17; Mark 1:15)
(For a excellent biblical treatise on The Doctrine of True Repentance read Thomas Watson: http://www.fivesolas.com/watson/repent1.htm)
"And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: " (Mark 9:47, Matt 5:29; 18:9)

Let us be like our Savior & trust His Word to do the great work of bringing proper fear of the Lord & conviction of sin & salvation of souls. Let us oppose the deceit of religious humanism & its inherent heresies of universalism (see http://www.banneroftruth.org/pages/articles/article_detail.php?439) & antinomianism (listen to this MP3 teaching by RC Sproul on antinomianism at: http://www.monergism.com/directory/link_in_frame.php?link=26848)

To God be the glory!

Together for Life & Eternity,
Patte Smith
Sanctuary Ministries

He who lets another sin & holds his peace is a manslayer.
~ Thomas Watson

"People will never set their faces decidedly towards heaven, and live like pilgrims, until they really feel that they are in danger of hell ... Let us expound and beat out the Ten Commandments, and show the length, and breadth, and depth, and height of their requirements. This is the way of our Lord in the Sermon on the Mount. We cannot do better than follow His plan. We may depend on it, men will never come to Jesus, and stay with Jesus, and live for Jesus, unless they really know why they are to come, and what is their need. Those whom the Spirit draws to Jesus are those who the Spirit has convinced of sin. Without thorough conviction of sin, men may seem to come to Jesus and follow Him for a season, but they will soon fall away and return to the world."

~ J.C. Ryle

Are you good enough or are you a lost cause?